Arthur Topham Arrested on "Hate" Charges
Arthur Topham is an engaging and personable free thinker living in Quesnel, British Columbia. For years, he has been the editor of The Radical Press, first as a newsletter, and then as a blog. He started, as he'd admit, as someone on the left in the hippie scene in the 1970s. However, he was always passionately attached to freedom of speech. About a decade ago, he championed Ernst Zundel during the horrific assault by the Canadian Human Rights Commission on the Zundelsite and, later, during his persecution under the now utterly discredited "national security certificate" hearings, which resulted in the deportation of the dissident publisher, then a landed immigrant, to Germany and a five year prison term of doubting the Hollywood version of World War II. He earned the denunciations of some of his former leftist friends for his principled defence of free speech.
Over the years, Arthur became increasingly outspoken about the vile influence of the Zionist lobby in Canada. Not surprisingly, retaliation and an effort to gag Mr. Topham followed in short order. Organized Zionists have consistently sought to silence, jail or have fired anyone who questions their views. Dissent means human rights complaints, jail or unemployment. The list of the victims of the Zionists is long: eccentric John Ross Taylor, publisher Ernst Zundel, gentle school teacher Malcolm Ross, journalist and war hero Doug Collins, yours truly and many others.
Just this week, French comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala was denied a Montreal concert venue after ferocious lobbying by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and, of course, loudly applauded by the League for Human Rights (that doesn't include free speech) of B'nai Brith.
In 2008, Harry Abrams, long-time Victoria operative for the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith, launched a Sec. 13 (Internet censorship) complaint against Mr. Topham for some of his postings. The Canadian Association for Free Expression intervened on Mr. Topham's behalf. After Marc Lemire's historic victory, September 2, 2009, when Sec. 13 was declared unconstitutional by a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the Tribunal looking into the Topham complaint was adjourned sine die.
Sadly, that didn't mean the end of the judicial persecution of this brave man who has continued to champion victims of persecution. Earlier this week, Arthur was arrested and charged with "hate", under Sec. 319 of the Criminal Code, Canada's notorious "hate" law. Arthur's friend Hans Krampe reports:
'Arthur Topham, publisher of the Radical Press website, was arrested on May 16, 2012, at 11:30 am on the Barkerville Highway near Quesnel, B.C., put in handcuffs and taken to jail. Apparently, Arthur’s home had been staked out for quite some time by the RCMP. The warrant for his arrest read “commission of hate crimes”.
While in jail, Arthur’s house was raided and his computer equipment confiscated, including all his files. During the raid, Shasta, Arthur’s wife, wasn’t allowed into her home for 9 hours. Once the RCMP had taken what they wanted -- we wonder where the bugs are now hidden -- and finished questioning Arthur, he was released at 11:00 pm.
Arthur is now back home again, but prohibited from sending ANY emails or expressing any opinions about the issues all too familiar to us. In other words, freedom of speech, which he so passionately fights for, has now been stymied by unconstitutional somersaults, technically and “legally” muzzling him, for the time being. Without compunction, might is right in Canada.
Arthur advises NOT to send him any emails, since those would only wind up at the RCMP instead. What Arthur would like to have send to him -- by snail mail etc. -- is money, since he is -- always has been -- chronically broke. It would help to defray some of the legal expenses he will now incur. Arthur has asked Doug Christie, prominent defence lawyer in the Ernst Zündel case, for legal assistance and Doug agreed to help him without hesitation. -- Hans Krampe"
In an interview this evening, Douglas Christie, the Battling Barrister, confirmed that he will be acting for the the freethinker in the Cariboo. We're still waiting for the specifics of the charges.
The persecution of Arthur Topham follows the model of the suppression of pro-free speech dissent practised by professional censors and the Zionist lobby and enabled by the laws of Canada. One route is to tie the dissident up in a lengthy and costly "human rights" hearing. This happened to Terry Tremaine. Next, charge them under the Criminal Code for "hate." The police raid you and seize (steal) your computer. [Don't count on ever getting it back. When this happened to lecturer Terry Tremaine, CAFE raised money and replaced it within 10 days.] The goal is to take away the resources that allow an Internet dissident to function. After some time, the dissident is charged. Then, a pliant judge imposes bail conditions that involve silencing the dissident. In Mr. Topham's case, he is not allowed to use e-mail.
Note that the victim is silenced even though the charges have not been heard. This is turning Anglo-Saxon justice on its head. We presume a person innocent until proven guilty.
Arthur is not well off. He has spent thousands of dollars on fighting the now shelved Canadian Human Rights complaint. People who might like to send messages of support or financial assistance to Arthur Topham can reach him at the following address:
4633 Barkerville Hwy.
Quesnel, BC V2J 6T8
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR FREE EXPRESSION